oil seep

oil seep

[′ȯil ‚sēp]
(geology)
The emergence of liquid petroleum at the land surface as a result of slow migration from its buried source through minute pores or fissure networks. Also known as petroleum seep.
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But if there is no cap rock the oil seeps out of the reservoir rock and is diffused upward through other rocks, sometimes even reaching the surface as an oil seep.
I have been taught from day one never to let any oil seep into or contact the stock of any (4- my rifles or shotguns.
Additionally, there's an oil seep close to the periphery of the basin.
The city has hired Interwest Construction of Burlington to place a specially amended layer of sand and clay over the oil seep.
Lake Tanganyika has multiple oilslicks and natural oil seeps including one that is believed to be the largest natural oil seep in the world.
Dew Jones Newswires reported last month that Chevron asked Brazilian authorities to allow a temporary shutdown of production from its Frade oil field off the coast of Brazil after a new oil seep was detected.
8 June 2011 - Norwegian seismic surveyor TGS-Nopec Geophysical Company ASA (OSL: TGS) said today it will start to acquire 42,000 km of magnetics, gravity and oil seep data in southeast Greenland in the second quarter of 2011.
A slight oil seep on a diff isn't life-threatening, and you certainly don't need a new one.
We've done a patch-and-repair to get over the oil seep, but what we're looking at is either rerouting the trail around the seep or perhaps putting a bridge over it,'' said Wendy Langhans, the agency's volunteer coordinator.
There was no correlation between the measured PAHs and the 4425 responses in the northern Bight, and the highest value observed (900 [micro]g/g B[a]PEq) was from Coal Oil Point, an oil seep area.
Flavors of lemon peel, lemon juice, a little garlic, and olive oil seep into ripe olives thoroughly; they'll taste as if they'd grown this way.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian regulator ANP said US oil company Chevron should soon be able to resume production in a field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state that the company shut down after detecting an oil seep following a November spill.